Minor 6th / tuned tiles
Minor 6th _ interactive sound installation
Movement by Rianne Švelnis Installation by Roxanne Nesbitt At HCMA Architecture in Vancouver, October 2018 roxannenesbitt.com This piece is part of a larger body of research about the intersection between music and architecture. This research is deliberately acoustic, tactile and tangible, focused on exploring the sonic potentials of both materials and detailing. Minor 6th is inspired by mistakes, the tile that comes loose from the rigid, static fabric of the city. We find these conditions, pleasant playful mistakes, occasionally in our communities. A drain lid or stone that has broken free and rattles when you step on or off. Can we design with this resonance? Can the looseness make music and engage us? What kind of space results? How do the sounds of everyday objects and spaces shape our experience? What potential does sound have to change our behavior or perception of a space? Can we be inspired to move and sing because the tile moves and sings?